'The word of mouth success of lockdown. . .Riveting, twisty, page-turning stuff' The Guardian

Read more

Lucy Atkins is an award winning British author and journalist. She has written four novels, most recently the critically acclaimed MAGPIE LANE (2020), as well as seven non-fiction books, two of which have won national awards. Her books are published internationally and THE NIGHT VISITOR (2017) has been optioned for television. 

Lucy is a tutor on the creative writing Masters degree at Oxford University. She judged the Costa Book Awards and is a book critic for The Sunday Times. She has a background in literary and feature journalism: she has worked for Amnesty International (UK), and the Times Literary Supplement and has written for UK newspapers including The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph, and many UK magazines.

Lucy studied English at Oxford University and was a Fulbright Scholar to the USA for an M.A. in English and American literature. She has lived in Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia, and is now based in Oxford, UK, with her family. To get in touch, see Contacts page.

Find Lucy on Twitter @lucyatkins or Instagram @lucyatkinswriter

News and Events

Insta Live Creative Writing Classes to watch now

Here are the most recent instalments of Lucy’s creative writing classes, which happen on …Read more

MAGPIE LANE – coming 2nd April 2020

Full of hidden chambers, and some of them are haunted . . .part thriller, …Read more

Costa Book Awards 2017 Shortlist (Novel category)

Judging the Costa Book Awards has been a demanding, exciting and at times slightly …Read more

Latest TweetsLucy Atkins' Twitter page

Can any #Shakespeare scholars tell me a good quote from the plays about regret?

Latest Post

Insta Live Creative Writing Class: Get Published

You can catch up with this class and others on Instagram What is a Literary Agent? > They help prepare your work for submission, help you find the right publisher and negotiate a deal.> Represent your book abroad and submit to film companies> Represent your book abroad and submit to film companies> Support you through …Read more